Does dairy really cause inflammation? It’s complicated

March 19, 2020 at 07:00PM by CWC When it comes to inflammation, there are certain foods that have a clear connection to helping or hurting it. Sugar is a definite driver of inflammation, while antioxidant-rich berries are for sure in the beneficial camp. But when it comes to dairy, there’s a lot of confusion, even … Continue reading Does dairy really cause inflammation? It’s complicated

With mainstream dairy brands jumping on the oat milk bandwagon, what will happen to cow’s milk?

December 18, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC Of the long (long) list of alternative milks on the market, oat milk is currently king. This year, oat milk sales reached $29 million—up from $4.4 million in 2017. While the OG oat brand darlings continue to expand (with Oatly rolling out ice cream and Rise Brewing launching … Continue reading With mainstream dairy brands jumping on the oat milk bandwagon, what will happen to cow’s milk?

There’s only one month a year when it’s acceptable to drink eggnog—here’s how to do it vegan, dairy-free, and delicious

December 11, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC Even if you’re the type of person who likes listening to Christmas music year-round, even if you put your tree up when there are pumpkins on your porch, even if you don’t understand the backlash against Love Actually and are committed to defending it as the best movie … Continue reading There’s only one month a year when it’s acceptable to drink eggnog—here’s how to do it vegan, dairy-free, and delicious

What experts want you to know before going gluten- and dairy-free

September 21, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC It feels like everyone and their sister these days is nixing gluten or dairy from their diets. And it makes sense: many people have an intolerance to these foods, which can lead to a slew of extremely unpleasant side effects, from bloating to indigestion and nutrient deficiencies. Yet, … Continue reading What experts want you to know before going gluten- and dairy-free

A definitive ranking of the 9 most popular non-dairy yogurts

September 02, 2019 at 02:01PM by CWC Before ditching dairy, I was nothing short of a yogurt hoarder. I’d go to Costco, grab a huge box of Greek yogurt, and have a solid supply in my fridge at all times. I’ve found that most non-dairy yogurt leaves something to be desired, so I went on … Continue reading A definitive ranking of the 9 most popular non-dairy yogurts

What’s the deal with those gums in all of my favorite non-dairy foods?

July 26, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC As a health and food writer, I interview dietitians, nutritionists, and doctors virtually every day, picking their brains on what’s healthy and what isn’t. Regardless of the eating plan or food trend of the moment, there’s one piece of advice they repeat over and over again: “Buy products … Continue reading What’s the deal with those gums in all of my favorite non-dairy foods?

How to make the healthiest, most ethical and sustainable food choices if you eat meat, dairy, and eggs

June 21, 2019 at 09:54AM by CWC The evidence is pretty overwhelming that one of the biggest things people can do for the environment (and their health) is cut back on animal foods. Beef production produces 13 times as many greenhouse gas emissions as vegetable proteins like beans and lentils, according to the Environmental Working … Continue reading How to make the healthiest, most ethical and sustainable food choices if you eat meat, dairy, and eggs

This dairy-free strawberry milkshake get its creaminess from a secret ingredient

June 06, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Enjoying a hot summer day with an ice cream cone dripping down your hand is truly magical. But you can skip the mess with a milkshake. There’s nothing more refreshing than sipping an ice-cold shake through a straw. While a dairy-free milkshake is often made with a banana … Continue reading This dairy-free strawberry milkshake get its creaminess from a secret ingredient

Trader Joe’s new non-dairy golden milk is packed with turmeric and ginger

April 09, 2019 at 12:50PM by CWC If golden milk isn’t already a part of your life, you should make room for it. The drink is the definition of a wellness beverage with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties from turmeric that help with digestion, skin health, muscle soreness, and more. But if you don’t want to … Continue reading Trader Joe’s new non-dairy golden milk is packed with turmeric and ginger

How to make homemade yogurt—whether you’re plant-based or want *all* the dairy

March 14, 2019 at 08:03AM by CWC If you’re big into DIY wellness, you may already make your own cashew milk or brew your own kombucha. But making your own homemade yogurt? That’s next level. This might sound like a huge pain, but hear me out. While grocery stores are full of many dairy and … Continue reading How to make homemade yogurt—whether you’re plant-based or want *all* the dairy

How to make sure you’re getting enough calcium when you’re vegan or dairy-free

October 04, 2018 at 12:22PM Growing up, there was really only one face of calcium—and that was typically that of your favorite celebrity wearing a frothy white mustache with a “got milk?” slogan plastered across the ad. While milk and other dairy products are still the most well-known sources of the mineral, they’re certainly not … Continue reading How to make sure you’re getting enough calcium when you’re vegan or dairy-free

The hidden downsides of trendy dairy-free coffees

– Revealed.  (and most vegan options on the high street are MORE calorific than milk) Starbucks added oat milk to menus on Thursday but it’s a calorific option Oat milk latte contains 212 calories, while whole milk latte contains 181 calories Costa added coconut milk as an option but it’s fattier than skimmed milk By IMOGEN … Continue reading The hidden downsides of trendy dairy-free coffees

The Healthiest Ways RDs Eat Canned Artichokes, From Pizzas To Salad

April 03, 2020 at 02:44PM Share on: If all of your favorite canned foods have been taken off the shelves, it might be time to get creative with what you’re buying. More obscure options, like water chestnuts and canned artichokes usually remain. Since we’ve already been told how to eat the former, what should we … Continue reading The Healthiest Ways RDs Eat Canned Artichokes, From Pizzas To Salad

What Came First, The Stress Or The Breakout? How To Know & Treat Stress Acne

March 31, 2020 at 01:38PM Stress launches a domino effect of physiological changes in the body: It can speed up our breathing, tense our muscles, and make us sweat. This stress response originally evolved as a survival mechanism, but these days it can do more harm than good. Too much stress can cause tension headaches, … Continue reading What Came First, The Stress Or The Breakout? How To Know & Treat Stress Acne

This Exfoliating Acid Will Make You Glow & Is Sensitive Skin Approved

March 31, 2020 at 03:10AM When it comes to skin care, most of us have a favorite acid we reach for to tackle our greatest complexion concerns. But if you have sensitive skin, you likely know that slathering any ol’ acid over your complexion just isn’t a good idea. So if your skin is easily … Continue reading This Exfoliating Acid Will Make You Glow & Is Sensitive Skin Approved

A Plant-Based Diet Can Help Prevent & Manage Asthma, New Study Finds

March 31, 2020 at 12:34AM According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with asthma are at a higher risk of illness from the coronavirus. This is because “COVID-19 can affect your respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs), cause an asthma attack, and possibly lead to pneumonia and acute respiratory disease.” Along with … Continue reading A Plant-Based Diet Can Help Prevent & Manage Asthma, New Study Finds

7 Cozy Lattes Recipes To Sip On When You Need A Warm Pick-Me-Up

March 31, 2020 at 12:03AM Spring is finally upon us—and that means longer, warmer days are on the horizon. But it also means we’re in for a handful of those chilly and rainy spring days, too. Thankfully, when those days come and we’re in need of a cozy pick-me-up, warm lattes are an excellent choice. … Continue reading 7 Cozy Lattes Recipes To Sip On When You Need A Warm Pick-Me-Up